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Parnelli Award-Winner Michael Keller Talks “The End” Tour with Black Sabbath

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 4/18/17 8:56 AM
We recently caught up with Michael Keller, designer at AMO Lighting LLC, about winning a 2016 Parnelli Award in the Lighting Director of the Year category for his work with Black Sabbath, as well as why Vectorworks Spotlight is the software of choice for those with a passion for lighting and a love of music. Read More

Topics: Aerosmith, AMO Lighting LLC, Bill Graham, Black Sabbath, Entertainment, Eric Marchwinski, grandMA2, John Mayer, Michael Keller, Patrick Woodroffe, San Joaquin Delta College, Santana, Terry Cook, The End Tour, Tina Turner, Vectorworks Spotlight, Billy Idol, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Lightwright, Parnelli Award, The J. Geils Band, Woodroofe-Bassett Design

Start the New Year Off Right at Stage Lighting Super Saturday

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/22/15 10:31 AM
Lighting industry enthusiasts, mark your calendars for Saturday, January 9 for the 11th annual Stage Lighting Super Saturday. The seminar attracts attendees of all skill levels in the architectural and entertainment lighting fields, and takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts, located at 721 Broadway in New York City. We'll be there as a sponsor, too! Read More

Topics: Don Holder, Don Holder Lighting Design, Education, Entertainment, Jennifer Tipton, Richard Pilbrow, Schoenfeld Theatre, sponsorship, Spotlight, Stage Lighting Super Saturday, Stage Seminars, Vectorworks, Community, Frank Brault, Inc., Lightwright, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, The Bridges of Madison County, third party partner

Inspiration: Entertainment Lighting for Enduring Names in Music

Posted by Pete Hicks on 7/8/15 9:41 AM
Max Conwell designs lighting for some of the most recognized names in music. But perhaps even more impressive than his list of clients, which includes Morrissey, No Doubt, and Incubus, is Conwell’s dedication to entertainment design technology. “When I started freelancing as a lighting technician, it was the infancy of moving lights and scrolling color changers,” says Conwell, founder of Naked Eye Lighting, a design consultancy in the United Kingdom. Those technologies have since matured, and his current work now incorporates exciting emergent techniques like 3D pixel and video mapping. With an established place at the forefront of the entertainment industry, Conwell’s style continues to evolve as he diversifies his portfolio with work in architectural and television lighting, as well. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Max Conwell, Morrissey, Naked Eye Lighting, Spotlight, Case Study, connectCAD, inspiration, Lightwright

Meet the Lighting Designer Behind "Meet the Press"

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/10/14 5:30 PM
With an American broadcast history spanning more than 45 years, NBC’s "Meet the Press" has seen a lot of changes, including those to its set. So when Chuck Todd was named as the new host for the Sunday morning talk show, producers and executives sought a fresh look as well, which is why they turned to The Lighting Design Group (LDG). Read More

Topics: Entertainment, LDG, NBC, Niel Galen, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Lightwright, Meet the Press, Project Highlight, The Lighting Design Group

Lighting designer Colin K. Bills enhances experiences for theatergoers

Posted by Julie McClure on 6/19/12 8:32 AM
Since it's not unusual for Washington, DC-based theatrical lighting designer Colin K. Bills to completely change a lighting design at a moment’s notice, he relies on Vectorworks Spotlight software to communicate those changes right away to his electricians. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Spotlight, The Washington Post, Vectorworks 2012, Colin K. Bills, Community, Lightwright

Beverly Emmons: Lighting Broadway, enlightening tomorrow

Posted by Theresa Downs on 5/10/12 7:23 AM
Tony Award winning lighting designer Beverly Emmons has lit up stages for Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, regional theater, dance, opera, and even a Disney World show. Her philosophy is simple. “I like to call lighting design a secondary art form,” she says. “We support and reveal the work that somebody else is making. What’s important is the work on the stage—the dancers, the actors, the vision of the director, playwright, choreographer and how this play or this dance should be seen. It is the work that is important and our role is to reveal and reinforce it. It’s an honor to be useful in that area.” Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Spotlight, Theatrical Lighting Database, Beverly Emmons, Judith Daitsman, Lightwright, Notable User, The Lighting Archive, The Martha Graham Dance Company

iSquint.net and Stage Directions sponsor second annual Student Lighting Design Competition

Posted by Lisa Lance on 11/21/11 2:00 PM
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Topics: Education, Entertainment, Light Plot Deconstructed, Soft Symbols, Spotlight, Stage Directions, Steve Shelley, Student Lighting Design Competition, USITT, Vectorworks 2012, City Theatrical, Field Template, Gregg Hillmar, iSquint.net, John McKernon, Justin Lang, Kevin Linzey, Lightwright

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